Aaron W. Valgas

May 31, 1985 ‒ December 23, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

Aaron Wayne Valgas, age 31 of Bellville, died of natural causes on December 23rd at Med Central.

He was born on May 31, 1985 in Mansfield, Ohio to Michele Paxton and Ronald Valgas. During his childhood years, he developed a love for hunting and fishing fostered by his uncle Mike Groff and his late grandfather Robert Groff. He enjoyed playing sports and loved reading. During the last parts of his life, he tutored people seeking their GED.

Aaron experienced a great deal of adversity in his life but remained a persistent survivor. He believed in second chances and in his death made it possible for five families to receive the gift of organ donorship as true Christmas miracles.

He will be missed by his mother and stepdad: Shelley and Dean Paxton of Bellville; his father Ronald Valgas of Florida; sister Megan Beveridge and her family of Gainesville, Florida; Grandma: Jean Groff of Mansfield and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his grandfather Robert Groff and his paternal grandmother Delores Dilgard.

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  • We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • Our sincere condolences to the Valgas and Paxton family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Michele :
    My heart is breaking for you. Please know that I am here for you. I am praying for you, and your loved ones.
    Love, Annette Cottrill

  • Aaron was in my 3rd grade class and I’ve kept up with him through the years. I have fond memories of Aaron and offer my sympathy to his family for this great loss.
    Judy Coppersmith